June 7, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Early Smooth Dem Primary Sailing for Peters, Schauer

On occasion, Democrats have had spirited U.S. Senate and gubernatorial primaries for open seats and those held by Republicans. Not this time around.  More...


Our weather continues to be unusually cool for this time of the year. The lilacs are coming and will probably be just perfect for the lilac festivities. More...

Horse Tales

Remembering Ron: The Life of a Mackinac Island Taxi Driver

A big part of the seasonal return to Mackinac Island is one’s taxi ride “home.” You hope you get a driver and team who knows the place like the back of a hand and can get you there as efficiently as possible. More...

Nature Notes

Sweet Songs of Spring Birds Saturate Mackinac Island With Cheer

Spring is always a wonderful time for listening and watching birds. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Understanding Links Between Human Papillomavirus, Infection, and Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is estimated to be the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. HPV is transmitted from person to person through sexual contact. More...

A Look at History

Margaret Doud Served as Lilac Queen 50 Years Ago, Continues to Serve the Island

Lilac Festival   In June 1963, Mackinac Island’s Lilac Festival had a new Lilac Queen. Margaret Doud, the daughter of Robert Doud and Jeannette Doud (nee Chambers), was (and is) a member of two of the Island’s oldest families. More...

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